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RE: Iconic USA Drives....List Your Favorite

Another vote for the Beartooth, although it was a tough decision between that and Hwy 61 on Superior's North Shore. (How's that for sneaking in two answers?)
John M 07/19/14 12:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Campground near Decatur or Springfiled Illinois

We also used the state fair campground in Springfield for an overnight stop. It was as dbbls described it. Worked well for us.
John M 06/27/14 07:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Refridgerator Poll (sort of)

Ours stays on from spring to fall, parked next to the garage in our yard. We don't run the AC. When the weather is hot we try to be somewhere cool.
John M 06/14/14 04:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Familarity of telemarketers

Anyone that calls me by my real first name, either on the phone or in person, doesn't know me or, like my parents, has passed away, so I can hang up in seconds. "Jim Shoe" is one of many names I used when building test data sets for computer programs when I was working. Bill Ding, Fred Greencloud and Ben Dover were also popular. LOL I often used Ronnie Nose and Rusty Springs.
John M 06/14/14 07:53am Around the Campfire
RE: Class C regrets/Options you wish you had?First time class C

what does everyone think of the coachman brand? Not too happy with ours. We downsized from a Winnebago Class A and I guess we were spoiled by the quality of the Winnie. In our Leprechaun we have had plumbing leaks caused by screws through water pipes put there during construction, leaks from un-caulked clearance lights, leaks from who knows what. We really like the Chevy chassis, but that's about it right now.
John M 06/13/14 02:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dealer wanted 160$ for maxx air. I did it for 30$.

We had a dealer install two of those on a previous MH. Instead of bolting them to the vent flange, they took the easy way out and screwed the brackets to the roof. It took us a long time to figure out where those leaks came from.
John M 06/11/14 05:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Pie Iron

We took a pants leg from an old pair of jeans. Sewed the cut end closed and use it as a bag for our pie irons. Works for us.
John M 05/04/14 09:42am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Marthar's Restaurant in RGV???

The Martha's I remember is on Val Verde, just south of 83 and just north of Casa del Sol (which is just north of Palm Shadows). It's between Alamo and Donna.
John M 03/31/14 08:56am Around the Campfire
RE: Sleep Number Mattress Questions

We have one at home, and had one in our previous MH. It only needed electrical power for adjustments to the pressure. Once it was set, it stayed at the set pressure just fine, unless there was a leak which is a whole different issue. We dry camped often and had no trouble using the bed.
John M 03/26/14 10:46am General RVing Issues
RE: replace over the cab bed with cabinets for storage

We also use the space for storage, but didn't want to put in anything permanent in case we needed the sleeping space for a grandkid someday. Instead of plastic totes, my DW uses baskets. She has found a variety of sizes that hold our stuff pretty well, and in her opinion look better than plastic totes. Works for us.
John M 03/26/14 10:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Issue

Sounds like maybe the GFI outlet tripped.
John M 03/21/14 07:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fried Eggs in Bread

Egg in a nest.
John M 03/16/14 10:25am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Grammatically challenged

Who's finished nitpicking? Good versus Well
John M 03/09/14 01:22pm Around the Campfire
RE: electrical cord

I do a combination of the two ideas. When the weather is warm and we are going to be staying for more than just one night, I fight with the cord and coil it in. For a one-nighter or cold weather, I leave the cord coiled in its space and add a 30 amp extension cord to the end. The extension cord is much easier to coil, even when cold. I know the extra length will add to the voltage drop, but we usually aren't running the AC in cold weather and we keep an eye on the amount of "juice" we use.
John M 03/04/14 06:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How to make up corner beds

We have the corner bed and use our regular sheets. On the cut-off corner, the fitted sheet just gets tucked under the mattress. It's not been a problem. Making the bed is not as easy as a walk-around bed, but it is a price we are willing to pay to get the shorter MH. When the bed is made, it is not as pretty as a walk-around might be, but who cares.
John M 02/28/14 11:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 16 year old just drove off in my truck

Friend of mine, long time ago. When he bought his daughter's first car threatened to take out the back seat. His reasoning was it was usually a car load of kids that got into terrible accidents. Her response... "Great, room for a mattress". The seat stayed in. Hah With the same idea in mind, the first "car" we bought for our 16 year old daughter was a very well used Chevy S-10 pickup. Bucket seats in front, and that's it. In our suburban area, pickups are not what kids want to drive. Her first reaction was Ewwww (or something like that). After a month or so, her pickup was the cool ride, and everyone wanted be the one person who got to ride with her.
John M 02/19/14 07:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Where are we 2014?

Slowing down a little? How about this one. http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab295/JohnM9020/DSC_0100.jpg width=640 Merrimac Ferry in Central Wisconsin. The only "free" ferry in Wisconsin, been on it countless times. Sorry it took me so long to get back. Yes, it's the Merrimac Ferry.
John M 02/18/14 11:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Where are we 2014?

Slowing down a little? How about this one. http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab295/JohnM9020/DSC_0100.jpg width=640
John M 02/17/14 03:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: My sister bought a camper

I remember back in the late 1960's and early 1970's folks would take their vans and convert them into "hippi vans". You know install shag carpet on the sides, put beds in the back, install a table and swivel captains chairs, their 8 track tape decks with boom-box speakers all around, their ice chest stocked with Budweiser and their hidden compartments for their (contraband illegal smoking materials). Those vans have sure come a long way. That looks really nice! I hope she has a lot of good memories with it. Hey, I resemble that remark! :B Mine was a Chevy. Remember the song "Chevy Van"? Hmmm. LOL
John M 02/17/14 03:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where are we 2014?

Here is one: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2fcRrT7NcYo/UeLE55pP3uI/AAAAAAAAHn8/FIhhLbDwwdA/s512/MD-DC-008.jpg width=500 I think that's in the Library of Congress.
John M 02/16/14 02:33pm General RVing Issues
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